Afternoon Update: A Bunch of Vanderpump Rules Stars Have Been Fired for Racist Transgressions

Plus Jackie Lacey charges a cop with a crime, and other news you may have missed today

» Four cast members from the Bravo reality show Vanderpump Rules have been canned for charges of racism. “Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” Bravo said in a statement. Schroeder and Doute reportedly called the police on fellow cast member Faith Stowers, who is black, to report her for a crime she didn’t commit; Boyens and Caprioni both tweeted sexist and racist things (including the n-word) in years past. [Variety]

» A Los Angeles police officer who was caught on camera in April repeatedly pummeling a trespassing suspect has been charged with assault. District Attorney Jackie Lacey has been notoriously unwilling to charge police officers with crimes. [KTLA]

» As the economy slowly reopens and tenant protections lapse, a UCLA law professor is predicting a “tsunami” of evictions in L.A. and elsewhere. “Those facing eviction will be heavily concentrated in communities and neighborhoods with larger percentages of low-income people of color,” wrote Gary Blasi, who authored a study on the subject for UCLA’s Luskin Institute. [Capital & Main]

» Nothing about Ryan Murphy’s storytelling style is minimalist, but turns out his taste in home decor is (well, “minimalist” as channeled by an obscenely wealthy person. The superproducer shows off his L.A. digs in the new issue of Architectural Digest. [CNN]

» Scooters are all fun and games (and occasional catastrophic injury), but the ACLU isn’t laughing about companies’ data collection habits. The group filed suit against the City of L.A. on Monday for a “mass surveillance” program that required scooter companies to track riders’ movements. [Salon]

» Black and brown Angelenos are more likely than their white neighbors to die of COVID-19, and officials are pointing out the ways in which racism and inequality are to blame. L.A. County public health director Barbara Ferrer says the data “amplifies why racism is a public health issue.” [Los Angeles Times]

» A 63-year-old Santa Barbara pancake house called Sambo’s has covered its sign and is changing it’s name to something not racist. [CNN]

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